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Are the Captcha security text images unreadability getting out of control?

  1. ptosis profile image76
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Are the Captcha security text images unreadability getting out of control?

    I saw one that appeared to be in Chinese characters - or are so long that it's at least 17 keystrokes to enter.


  2. wandererh profile image76
    wandererhposted 6 years ago

    I beg to differ.  It looks nothing like Chinese, more like Tamil.  But, coming back to the point, I would definitely agree with you!  I know that they are trying to make it as difficult as possible to read, but it is getting so that even humans can't read it.  sad

  3. Jeannieinabottle profile image90
    Jeannieinabottleposted 6 years ago

    YES!!!  Thank you so much for this question.  Yes, I have a horrible time reading Captcha.  I understand it is there for security, but I can barely read it.  Sometimes I try a few times before I can even get into my account. 

    Have you ever tried to voice version?  With some Captchas, they give you the option of listening and typing what you hear.  That is so much worse.  I can barely make out anything being said.

  4. skear profile image97
    skearposted 6 years ago

    Yes, captchas are very annoying!  Surely there is a better way to determine a bot from a human.

  5. Sleepincot profile image44
    Sleepincotposted 6 years ago

    Yes, the Captcha security text images are getting a bit out of control. They were a lot easier up until now.

  6. greencap profile image60
    greencapposted 6 years ago

    sometimes zooming in helps, but now-a-days, most of the times, you get it after 3-4 failed attempts

  7. supplies expert profile image61
    supplies expertposted 6 years ago

    I think the math problem captchas are the way to go with the 4 - 2 = ... so computers can't handle those because they usually just copy it, and that way it takes someone to answer it.  or I saw one the other day that said The sky is? and the answer was "blue" so I mean there are so much better ways than to add stupid captchas to it.

  8. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    Yes. I do agree that it is getting a bit out of hand.

    It seems to be difficult to figure out what has been shown to type. I do encounter problem when comes to figuring out what I suppose to type.

    At time, I will just keep changing the text until something that I can understand to type.

  9. greenville profile image61
    greenvilleposted 6 years ago

    Yeah, I'm having so many problems with them these days that I'm beginning to think I'm not human!  Usually takes a couple times to answer correctly.

  10. danielleantosz profile image74
    danielleantoszposted 6 years ago

    jeeez, YES!  I always get them right but I swear i am guessing. Going to have to start using the "read it" button soon!

  11. mrpooper profile image55
    mrpooperposted 6 years ago

    Sorry but I can't read this question. Is this a Captcha?

    My apologies, I just couldn't resist the stupid joke.

  12. sanathara profile image60
    sanatharaposted 6 years ago

    yes, It's true. I get annoyed with this.Sometimes I just leave the tab for few minutes because of this Captcha security only.

  13. LynnHub profile image60
    LynnHubposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely. When a person sometimes has to try 3 times to get it right, it's too much smile

  14. platinumOwl4 profile image76
    platinumOwl4posted 6 years ago

    I am elated to see this question. I was starting to think I was the only one thinking this. It makes me wonder what are the creators of this idea are going with it. It's a case of from one extreme to another.

  15. profile image0
    Word Drawposted 6 years ago

    I heard that some of those are actually copy of text from old books that google or someone is trying to get converted into text by using as captcha and having the internet army type the text out one at a time. If I think that I'm actually doing something by typing those it makes it less annoying.

  16. cubesz profile image61
    cubeszposted 6 years ago

    Everytime I get one I can't solve I just refresh the page and hope for a better one.

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